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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: Matthew Richardson
   Born: 8 Sep 1757
  Place: Kent Co., MD
   Died: 1 Jan 1838
  Place: Collinsville, Butler Co., OH
 Buried: 
  Place: Richardson-Simpson Cemetery, nr Trenton
Married: 1780

Matthew Richardson and Ann Stockton married in 1780, probably Kent County, Maryland. They had the following children.

Elizabeth Richardson 1781-1854 Married first Isaac Simpson; married second Isaac Crume
William Richardson 1783-1809 Died with brother Richard while trying to save the life of Isaac Simpson. He was born 10 Aug 1783
Ann Richardson 1786- Married William R Winton in Butler county OH, 22 Nov 1804. She was born 2 Oct 1786.
Sarah Richardson 1789-1862 Married 1st John Kennard 23 May 1809; 2nd John C Crume 25 Mar 25 1813 (by Rev Moses Crume); and 3rd Thomas Kentworthy 19 Jun 1832. She was born 11 May 1789 and died in 1862.
Richard Stockton Richardson 1791-1809 Died with brother William while trying to save the life of Isaac Simpson. He was born 1 Oct 1791.
Rebecca Richardson 1794-1863 Married Robert Martin. She was born 25 May 1794 and died in 1863.
Matthew Jobson Richardson 1796-1853 He was only 16 when he married Harriet Ann Loper, 20 May 1817. The couple had two sons: Alex P Richardson (m Catherine McClosky) and John Crume Richardson (1824-1905 m Elizabeth Broaden). Matthew was born 3 Jul 1796 and died 11 Sep 1853.
Maria Richardson 1799-1849 Maria was born 20 Sep 1799. She was only 10 years old when her brothers and brother-in-law died. She died 22 August 1849. Never married.
Samuel Richardson 1802-1802 Born 28 Feb 1802, died 24 Mar 1802.

I find two additional Richardson marriages in Butler county:

  • Isabel Richardson to John Fisher, 6 Jul 1807, by R Ogle, JP
  • John Richardson to Polly Bridget, 13 Aug 1812, by Rev Stephen Gard

Matthew Richardson himself performed several marriages, 1811-1818 and 1820, as Justice of the Peace.

Maryland Origins

There can be little doubt that Matthew Richardson was from a well-connected Maryland family. He was literate and later in life a leader in his community and in his state, being elected two terms to the Ohio state legislature. He married into the very prominent Stockton family. His father-in-law, Richard Witham Stockton, was a Major in the Loyalist Army and Richard's first cousin, another Richard Stockton, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Matthew's cousin, William Riley, who we know from an 1838 letter (below), also married into the Stocktons and was a Captain in the Continental Army.

Although Matthew's parents are unknown, it is known that cousin Riley's parents were Nicholas Riley and Sarah Smith,1 making Matthew's mother either a Riley or a Smith. In other words, Nicholas Riley was Matthew's maternal uncle either by blood or by marriage.

Nicholas Riley may have been the Nicholas Jr mentioned in the 1745 Kent county MD inventory of the estate of an elder Nicholas,2 which listed Nicholas Smith as a witness, perhaps the same man who served in the Maryland provincial legislature in 1750.3 In 1756, a year before Matthew's birth, Douglass Richardson's estate was appraised with next of kin listed as Matt Richardson and Lydia Johnson. Administrators were Matthew Richardson and John Grant.4 Of special interest is the 1768 inventory of a Mr William Smith listing next of kin as Nicholas Smith and Nicholas Riley (ibid. 1766-1769, page 77), and an inventory of the estate of the younger Nicholas Riley was made in 1773 (ibid. 1772-1774, p 24) naming William Riley as executor.

On 10 May 1736, a Nicholas Riley was assessed for 561 acres of a tract of land called Ryley's Land Resurveyed.5 On the tax assessment of 1783, nearly 50 years later, we find Mathew Richardson and Mathew Richardson Sr each with 100 acres from the same tract. The following list was copied from Maryland State Archives, Index to the Assessment of 1786, Kent County.

  • Mathew Richardson. Rileys Resurvey, 100 acres. KE 5th District, p. 19. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Mathew Richardson. Adventure, 300 acres. KE 5th District, p. 19. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Mathew Richardson, Jr. KE 5th District, p. 10. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Mathew Richardson, Sr. Ryleys Resurveyed, 100 acres. KE 5th District, p. 10. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Mathew Richardson, Sr. Adventure, 300 acres. KE 5th District, p. 10. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • William Richardson. Adventure, 60 acres. KE 5th District, p. 9. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • William Richardson. Adventure, 60 acres. KE 5th District, p. 19. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Benjamin Riley. Notes: lives in Georgetown. KE 5th District, p. 9. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • Rachel Riley. KE 5th District, p. 9. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • John Wilson, Sr. Reliys Resurveyed, 200 acres. Notes: tract name questionable. KE 5th District, p. 12. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50
  • John Wilson, Sr. Rileys Resurvey, 518 acres. KE 5th District, p. 20. MSA S 1161-7-5 1/4/5/50

These marriages are found for Kent County, arranged by date.

  • William Richardson and Ellener Hall, 19 Apr 1724
  • Joseph Riley and Sarah Cornelius, 10 Jun 1744
  • Nicholas Riley and Sarah Smith, 2 Dec 1747 [Wm Riley's parents]
  • Nicholas Smith and Ann Marr, 14 Apr 1749
  • Benjamin Riley and Hannah Smith, 8 Jan 1754

Sarah Smith and Hannah Smith, married to the brothers Riley, are believed to have been sisters and possible daughters of Nicholas Smith.

Matthew served as a private for the Continental Army. He is found, along with Benedict, John and Jacob Richardson, on a 1776 list of Capt William Henry's company out of Kent county, Maryland.6 There's also a listing for Matthew Richardson Jr for the 13th Battalion, also of Kent County, 1775.7 The earliest post-war mention I find of him is on the 1790 census,125 listed as Matthew Richardson Jr, page 82. There is one other Richardson, another Matthew, enumerated for Kent county, pg 83.

Nicholas Riley Sr died in Kent county in May 1745. His will names children Nicholas, Benjamin, Rebecca, Sara, Elizabeth and Hezekiah. (Interestingly, Matthew Richardson gave three of his five daughters the names Elizabeth, Sarah and Rebecca.) Witnesses to Riley's will were Nicholas Smith, Ben Palmer and John Riley.)

The simple conclusion is that the senior Matthew Richardson received the Riley land through his wife. If that is true, then we might have this as an ahnentafel for our Matthew:

102. Matthew Richardson (1757-1838) 204. Matthew Richardson Sr (-1790+) 205. unknown Riley 410. Nicholas Riley Sr (c1680-1745) 820. John Riley (-1700)

Or we can look at it this way:

The following is highly speculative. John Riley (died 1700, Maryland) | Nicholas Riley, Sr (c1680-1745) | ------------------------- | | unknown Riley Nicholas Riley Jr m Matthew Richardson Sr m Sarah Smith | | Matthew Richardson William Riley m Ann Stockton m Rachel Stockton

However, that's the simple conclusion. It remains possible that his mother was a Smith and a daughter of Nicholas Smith.

Nicholas Smith | ------------------------- | | unknown Smith Sarah Smith m Matthew Richardson Sr m Nicholas Riley Jr | | Matthew Richardson William Riley m Ann Stockton m Rachel Stockton

Matthew's cousin, William Riley, married his sister-in-law, Rachel Stockton. The following is found in the Riley-L archive on Rootsweb:

From: "kestuart"
Subject: Nicholas Riley record of 8 Aug 1786
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 14:17:39 -0400

Record from a book: "Inhabitants of Kent County, MD 1637-1787 by Henry C. Peden, Jr. and the section of the book entitled "Indentured Orphans, 1778-1787" on page 99.

Quote: "Nicholas Riley, a minor under the age of 14 - John Bantham was appointed his guardian on August 8, 1786."
(Kent County, MD).

I believe this to be Nicholas Riley who later migrated to Knox County, Ohio and that he was the son of Rachel Stockton Riley and William Riley her first husband, a Revolutionary War Soldier. Rachel married second, John Bantham in Kent County, MD. John and Rachel migrated about the same time as Nicholas did and located in Bethlehem twp, Coshocton county, Ohio fairly close to Nicholas and his family.

It should be noted at this point that there was also a Matthew Richardson in Worcester County. The 1774 appraisal of the estate of William Richardson Jr names William and Matthew Richardson as next of kin. The executor was Samuel Richardson. Matthew also appears on the 1790 census for the same county.

Life in Ohio

There are numerous mentions of Matthew in A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio.123 The following is taken from Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio:8

Matthew Richardson was born in 1758 [sic] in the state of Maryland. In 1802 he came to Ohio and settled on the farm where he died. He was one of the first county commissioners of Butler county, and served three terms. Milford township was organized into a civil township in 1805, and in 1810 he was elected a justice of the peace, and continued to serve the people of that township for about twenty years. Mr. Richardson was a member of the Ohio state legislature two sessions as a representative from Butler county. He was a man of good sense and of business habits. The conveyancing and public writing of the township was principally transacted by him for many years. In all stations to which he was called by his fellow citizens, he served them faithfully and with great honesty and purpose. His friends were numerous, and he was of that mild, conciliatory disposition that he had few enemies. He lived beloved and respected and died at his residence in Milford township on Tuesday, January 2, 1838, at the advanced age of eighty years.

This paragraph is found on page 564 of the above-cited A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio. It's of interest as it helps confirm Matthew's probable status as slave holder on the 1790 census.

Matthew Richardson, 1802, entered the land on which Collinsville now stands. Richardson was a Marylander, and came to this part of the county with a five-horse team, overland, bringing three colored people--two men and one woman. One of the men was afterward drowned while coming from Hamilton, in attempting to cross the stream near the old Matthew Hueston farm.

The following is taken from The Stockton Family of New Jersey and Other Stocktons.124

   Mr. Richardson and six of these children were living in Butler County, Ohio, at the date of the following letter, written by him to Colonel T. B. W. Stockton, of Flint, Mich., and now in the possession of C.A. Stockton, of Findlay, Ohio.

                   Milford Tp., Butler Co. Ohio, Aug. 22d 1834
   My Dear Sir--I received your very agreeable communication of the 14th instant wherein you request me to answer the same. I therefore inform you that I am the person that married your father's, Charles W. Stockton's, sister Ann Stockton, and daughter of Richard Stockton who, previous to the Revolutionary War, resided at Princeton, N. J.; and that I am still in the land of the living, thank God for the same, but your dear aunt departed this life July 28, 1812. We had 10 children, only six of whom are now living, five daughters and one son.

   My son Matthew has a wife and five children living; he now lives on a farm with myself and my youngest daughter, Maria, who is now an old maid. All the rest of our children are and have been married. I can inform you that another of your father's sisters and a sister to my late wife, an older sister, Rachel Stockton, was married to a Mr. Wm. Riley, first cousin of mine, a considerable time previous to my marriage, was left a widow in 1782, and married a second time and moved to the State of Ohio sometime in 1803 or 1804. They are both no more. One of her daughters, named Sarah, went to St. John, Nova Scotia, with your uncle Richard Stockton and his sister Jane Stockton, and another of your Aunt Rachel's daughters, named Mary, younger than Sarah, is living not far from me, has a large family of fine children, all nearly grown up and are doing well.

   Although your dear Aunt is no more, I hope you will call and see me and some of my children who are now living near me. Although you are an entire stranger, nevertheless I shall be happy to see you and any of my dear wife's relatives and friends. When you come, come to Cincinnati, thence to Hamilton, thence 7 miles to my farm. If you should come to Hamilton at night, whether or not, enquire for a Mr. Kenworthy who married my third daughter Sarah, who has been twice married previous to Kenworthy, who will be glad to see you and will treat you well and likely come with you to my house, etc.

   You will please give me a more explicit detail of your relatives, etc., in your next communication. I shall conclude at this time and subscribe myself,     Your Affectionate Uncle,
                              Matthew Richardson.

Matthew did not leave a will but I received the following abstract of a deed from Hazel M Stroup in April, 1987:

bk 6 pg 395 dated 1839

MATHEW RICHARDSON

heirs
Isaac Crume & wife, Betsy
Thomas Kenworthy & wife, Sarah
Robert Martin & wife, Rebecca
Mathew J Richardson & wife, Harriett Ann
Maria Richardson

sold property sec 23 twp range 2 south of land formerly owned by Jesse Simpson.

sold to David Beaty of Fayette co. Indiana

Isaac Crume was Betsy's second husband--the first marriage being to Isaac Simpson. One might imagine that Matthew sold the following land (also an abstract from Hazel Stroup) to in-laws.

bk B pg 41 dated 1808

Mathew Richardson also sold to James & Jessie Simpson
land in Sec 23 twp 5 range 2    665 5/16 Acres
also 136 1/4 acres
Milford twp, Collinsville

Matthew is buried in what is now known as the Richardson-Simpson Cemetery near Trenton, in Wayne twp, Butler co OH. Only three broken stones are known to remain:

Richard Richardson, d 8 Apr 1834. ae 16 yrs.
Matthew Richardson, b 8 Sep 1757, d 1 Jan 1838
Jessie Simpson, d 1 Aug 1831.

An article found on pages 222-224 of Centennial Portrait and Biographical Record of the City of Dayton and of Montgomery County, Ohio, states that the Crumes and Richardsons traveled to Ohio together. However, one sentence gives the year 1802 and another says 1803, which says something about the consistency of the author's material.

WILLIAM E CRUME

...The ancestors of Mr. Crume came from Wales to America during the latter part of the seventeenth century and settled in Maryland, from which state his paternal great-grandfathers, Jesse Crume and Mathew Richardson, came to Ohio in 1802 and settled in Butler county. Jesse Crume shortly afterward removed to Kentucky, where he spent the balance of his life, while Mathew Richardson remained in Ohio and served in the state legislature in 1804 and 1806. The great-grandfathers of Mr. Crume on the maternal side were James Martin, a native of Maryland, and David Steel, a native of Ireland. The paternal grandparents of Mr. Crume were John C. Crume, who came from Kentucky, his native state, to Hamilton county, Ohio, in 1810, but returning to Kentucky, died therein 1815; and Sarah Richardson, who came with her parents from Maryland to Ohio in 1803...

Census Readings

1800 > MARYLAND > WASHINGTON > MARSH & BARREN HUNDRED Series: M32 Roll: 12 page 169 Mathew Richardson 20210 31110 Jessee Simpson 01310 00100 page 170 John Richardson 00100 11001 1820 > OHIO > BUTLER > MILFORD Series: M33 Roll: 87 page 130 Mathew Richardson 100001 00120 02000001 Mathew Richardson Jr 100100 00100 01 page 131 Jesse Simpson 200211 13111 13

Additional Notes

From A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio, 1882.

The Seven-Mile Presbyterian Church at Collinsville was erected or organized in 1810. It was a frame building and stood eight rods west of the present house. Some of the early members were Samuel Davis, Robert Irwin, Sen., Matthew Richardson, Ralph Brown, Robert Swann, Oliver Smith, father of Samuel Smith, (who now lives in Seven-Mile, eighty years of age), John Armstrong, and Samuel Young. Matthew Richardson gave the land on which the house stood for this purpose--two acres, including the graveyard--. The house was about thirty by forty feet, and was furnished with slab seats, with legs for supports; from James Young's sawmill. In the course of time better seats were put in, and the pews were sold, but this practice was soon discontinued, because of the dissatisfaction, which it caused. For the choir-leader the class had Daniel Corson, who stood close to the pulpit and "lined" the hymns, and Matthew J. Richardson, who pitched the tunes. The Rev. Francis Monfort was one of the first ministers.

1. Kent County, Maryland, 2 Dec 1747.

2. "Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1744-1749," 35.

3. "Old Kent, The Eastern Shore of Maryland", 1876, reprint of 1967, p 381.

4. "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1751-1756", 112.

5. "Settlers of Maryland, 1731-1750", Peter Wilson Coldham (1996), 189.

6. "Archives of Maryland, Muster Rolls and other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, 1775-1783." Genealogical Publishing Company, 1972. See also the 1945 DAR application for Winifred Moses Thompson (#255405).

7. "Kent County Maryland and Vicinity List of Militia and Oaths of Allegiance June 1775." Compiled by Mrs G Buckey. Kent Co. Maryland Original 13th Batt. Militia List at Maryland Historical Society, Md, 1.

8. "Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio", Edited by Hon Bert S Bartlow, WS Todhunter, Stephen D Cone, Joseph J Pater, Frederick Schneider and others. 1905.



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